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CIVIC ARTS GRANTS PROGRAM

CIVIC ARTS GRANT AWARD AMOUNTS
The fiscal year 2020 Civic Arts Grant award amounts were approved by the Civic Arts Commission at their May 28, 2019 meeting. Grant awards include funding of $448,922 for 54 arts organizations, $44,411 for 12 individual artists, and $156,866 for 24 festivals. Final award amounts are subject to City Council’s adoption of the City’s budget for fiscal year 2020. You may view the approved grant award amounts here:

Approved Grant Amounts  

Final award amounts are subject to City Council’s adoption of the City’s budget for fiscal year 2020 on June 25, 2019. 

CIVIC ARTS GRANT APPLICATION REVIEW PANEL MEETINGS
The Civic Arts Grant Applications Deadline was April 25, 2019. Between May 7 and 17, 2019, the Civic Arts Program conducted five grant review panel meetings that were open to the public where grant applications were reviewed and scored relative to the grant application criteria by the grant review panels. In an effort to increase transparency and provide valuable feedback to grant applicants, the Civic Arts Program encouraged applicants to attend the grant review panel meeting for their application and provided applicants with the exact time for their review.

The past grant review schedules and meeting locations are available by clicking the links below:

Individual Artists    

Small Art Organizations    

Medium Art Organizations  

Large Art Organizations   

Festivals     

GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
There were two technical assistance workshops to review grant application requirements and provide instruction on using the on-line grant application system.
Location for Both Workshops: Tarea Hall Pittman South Library Branch, 1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
Festival Grant Application Workshop
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6 – 8 PM
  • Arts Organizations & Individual Artists Grant Application Workshop
         Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6 – 8 PM

GRANT CATEGORIES 

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Arts Organization Grants provide general operating support for a wide array of nonprofit arts organizations and arts programs of service nonprofits throughout Berkeley. Organizations should apply according to their budget size. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below before beginning your application and use the budget form provided here for your application: 

 Arts Organizations Guidelines   

Arts Organizations Budget Form 

Arts Organizations Budget Form - Fillable  (Right click to open in new tab.)

 

Apply Now - Small Organizations  for grants up to $10,000.

Small Organizations have budgets up to $100,000.

Apply Now - Mid-Size Organizations for grants up to $14,000.

Mid-Size Organizations have budgets between $100,000 and $1,000,000.

Apply Now - Large Organizations for grants up to $17,000.

Large Organizations have budgets over $1,000,000. 


INDIVIDUAL ARTIST PROJECTS
Individual Artist Project Grants support individual artists living and producing art in Berkeley culminating in a local public presentation of their work for the benefit of the community within the grant period. Grant funded projects may include: dance, music, theater, visual arts, social practice, media arts, film, and literary projects. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below before beginning your application.

Individual Artists Grant Guidelines

Apply Now - Individual Artists for grants up to $5,000. 


FESTIVALS
Festival Grants support community festivals and special events throughout the City of Berkeley from small-scale and first-time events to large scale and established festivals. Applicants should apply according to the event budget size. Please review the full grants guidelines linked below before beginning your application and use the budget form provided here for your application:
Festival Grant Guidelines

Festival Grant Budget Form 

Festival Grant Budget Form - Fillable  (Right click to open in new tab.)

 

Apply Now - Small Events for grants up to $5,000.  

Small Events have event budgets up to $5,000.  

Apply Now - Mid-Size Events for grants up to $14,000. 

Mid-Size Events have event budget between $5,000 and $50,000.  

Apply Now - Large Events for grants up to $17,000.   

Large Events have event budgets over $50,000
 

SCHEDULE Dates are subject to change   

May 1 - 13, 2019               Panel Review meetings  

May 14 or 15, 2019           Grants Committee review and award amount recommendation  

May 22, 2019                    Civic Arts Commission adopts funding award recommendations   

June 25, 2019                   City Council meeting (grant allocations on agenda)  

June 27, 2019                      Award Letters & Invoices mailed to Grantees 


GRANT APPLICATION REVIEW PANEL MEETINGS
Applicants are encouraged to attend the Grant Review Panel meeting which will be held during normal City business hours and will be publicly accessible. The grant review schedule and meeting locations will be made available here once they are scheduled. Grant applicants will be notified regarding the approximate time when their application will be reviewed.

GUIDE TO USING SUBMITTABLE
Submittable is the online grant application system used by the Civic Arts Program. Click here to read instructions on how to use the online system.

VENDOR FORMS
If awarded funding, first time grantees must submit the following forms to be established as payees within the City of Berkeley’s financial system. You are not required to submit these forms until you are notified of your grant award.

Vendor Application Form

W-9 Form
 
 
FINAL REPORTS
Final reports for Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Grantees are due no later than August 29, 2019, 60 days after the end of the fiscal year. Please chose the correct category and use the corresponding link below.

Final Report Form For Organizations

Final Report Form For Individual Artists

 

 CITY OF BERKELEY LOGO 

 City of Berkeley Logo 2019   

Right click on the logo to download or copy this image for promotional materials regarding your grant.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

2018-2019 Civic Arts Grants Awards   

2017-2018 Civic Arts Grants Awards   

   

 

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